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Why Are My Text Messages Stuck Pending | Pushbullet Help Central

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/15

Try this fix first:

For many, this issue goes away by simply reinstalling our Android app on your phone. We suggest giving this a try first.

That didn’t work, but this did:

Check that the correct device is selected in the top left of the SMS interface.

You may have an old device selected, which is preventing SMS from working correctly. Check that the correct device is selected in the drop down. You can remove old devices here.

It looks like all my old smartphones were still there despite not being a SIM card in them. Removing all but my active phone solved the problem.

Source: [WayBackWhy Are My Text Messages Stuck Pending | Pushbullet Help Central


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If you have trouble getting an screen mirror from Samsung S7 Edge to Chromecast 2 to work: reboot phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/25

A friend of mine tried to get screen mirror (now called “Smart View”) from a Samsung S7 Edge to a Chromecast 2 working, but the connection would time out each try (but not when casting regular content using the Google Home app): try rebooting your S7 Edge.

Got that reboot tip and renamed functionality thanks to the somewhat related [WayBack] Galaxy S7: How to Screen Mirror to any Samsung Smart TV:

In order to connect (screen mirror) you Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge to your Samsung smart TV you need to swipe down to open your notification area, then on the top right click that little down arrow then select “smart view”. Previous Galaxy phones called it screen mirror, not sure why Samsung changed the name in the S7.

Got the renamed functionality via the video below.


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If you use Session Buddy, you might want to reconsider: it only saves the session infrequently

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/22

I was shocked reading [WayBack] An alternative to Session Buddy: “Tabs Backup & Restore” · Issue #742 · deanoemcke/thegreatsuspender · GitHub: the save frequency is about 1 per browser restart. Which is quite odd when you use it to protect against tabs messing up (it happens, right when you do not expect it, after which a “Restore” by chrome fails too).

So after years of using

[] Session Buddy – Chrome Web Store: Manage Browser Tabs and Bookmarks with Ease

I have switched away to

[WayBack] Tabs Backup & Restore – Chrome Web Store: With ‘Tabs Backup & Restore’ you will never lose your work again! Backup an entire Chrome session (windows and tabs).


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20 things you didn’t know you could do with Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/20

After [WayBack] 20 years of Google: [WayBack] 20 things you didn’t know you could do with Search

  1. [WayBack] Fill your schedule with nearby events
    Example: night life near me
  2. [WayBack] Movie showtimes and tickets
    Example: showtimes or movies near me
  3. [WayBack] Recipe Search
    Example: curry recipe
  4. [] Live sports scores
    Example: uefa scores
  5. [WayBack] Styling and shopping help from Google Images
    Example: none; does not work for “black mens pants
  6. [WayBack] Find your next job
    Example: vacancies near me, retail jobs
  7. [WayBack] Discover the right college for you
    Example: none; fails outside the USA with for instance Amsterdam college
  8. [WayBack] Help with health questions
    Example: clinical depression
  9. [WayBack] Figure out who owes what 
    Example: tip calculator, but with keyboard only works out if you tab out of the fields
  10. [WayBack] Convert cash: If you’re heading out on a trip, here’s a tool that makes a ton of cents
    Example: 43 USD in EUR and 2 mebibyte in bytes (but does not give an integer result)
  11. [WayBack] Track packages
    Example: 782684356320
  12. [WayBack] Quick access to appointments, flights and more
    Example: my trips
  13. [WayBack] Get the numbers about your noms
    Example: how many calories in a slice of bread
  14. [WayBack] Definitions and synonyms
    Example: meaning of life, fails to tell you 42
  15. [WayBack] Ask complex multi-part questions
    Example: which members of the bee gees died is too complex; how old is our prime minister gives a list of prime ministers, but how old is the pope works
  16. [WayBack] Search with an image
    Example: my own picture
  17. [WayBack] Check how to say massive numbers correctly
    Example: 343597383680 in english
  18. [WayBack] Search within a time period
    Example: medieval jobs
  19. [WayBack] Search within a site
  20. [WayBack] Advanced Search
    Example: allintext: verkiezingen filetype:pdf

Via [WayBack] Settling more than just bets since 1998, here are 20 ways to step up your Search game → – Google – Google+


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Google Chrome Web Browser 69 changes

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/15

[WayBack] Google Chrome Web Browser 69 changes: most are not talked about (like excess whitespace, address bar search algorithm changes).


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